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Old 12-16-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Assist device for installing & removing contacts

I don't wear contacts or use eye drops but I thought this was pretty cool. I placed an order yesterday for my sister who wears contacts.

www.eyepodmagic.com



Hot Ideas World
(Orlando, Florida) reported the
introduction of the Eye-POD Eye Care Kit. The company
says this array of easy to use functions in the device
changes the way users wear contact lenses and use eye
drops. The Eye-POD’s design applies Liquid Affinity Physics
to more easily insert and remove contacts and apply eye
drops. The Eye-POD inserts or removes contacts in about a
second without the risks of sticking unclean fingers in
one’s eyes. The Eye-POD Lens Adapter uses a balance of
Liquid Affinities that work in concert with its focal feature,
the patented Tunnel-of-Light. One just looks into the Tunnel-
of-Light to align the contact lens or eye drop with the
pupil of the eye. This allows routine placement on the exact
center of the eye. The device never touches the eye itself.
The low skill level needed to use it expands the potential
use of contacts and enables folks who gave up on contacts
to wear them again. A snap-on cover can store the Adapter
and eye liquid capsules making it a pocket portable kit.

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Old 12-16-2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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Gee, I just flip mine in the air and catch them on my eyeball.
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When I was in high school it was lick'em and stick'em.

That gadget looks supercool--who would have thought contact lens management would go high tech?
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When I was in high school it was lick'em and stick'em.

That gadget looks supercool--who would have thought contact lens management would go high tech?
A smart guy had a problem and he fixed it. I love this type of story.
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The web site cries out for a video.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:22 PM   #6
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I think this thread should move to the Health and Early Retirement Forum but I don't know how to make it happen.
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The web site cries out for a video.
And a non-cheezy sound track. You ought to give it a shot, T-Al!

Actually, I think they came up with the name first (eye*POD/iPod?), and then tried to develop a product around it.

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I will wait for a report from someone here before I get one. I don't trust that web site - I am afraid they would install a keylogger on my PC if I clicked the "buy now" button
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I will wait for a report from someone here before I get one. I don't trust that web site - I am afraid they would install a keylogger on my PC if I clicked the "buy now" button
I placed an order 12/15 so if the site is installing a key logger, I guess I have one now. Think I'll go scan my computer!

Something I thought was strange did happen when I placed the order. The payment is processed through PayPal but I paid with my Visa card. When I came to the "Shipment" part of the order process, shipment addresses I have previously used over time (my old residence, my mom, my sister) were displayed on the screen. I opened a PayPal account many years ago but I have never used it although I have had many payments using CC processed through PayPal.

The $11 charge is on my CC (BOGO for $10 plus $1 shipping).

PAYPAL EYEPOD - 4029357733 -- 12/15/2009TEMP$11.00
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Sorry but as someone who has worn daily wear contact lens for 15 years this overly complicated awkward looking thingamajig will not be placed on my Christmas wish list ... Will be curious if your sister claims to be using it 3 months (weeks?) from now.

But, hey, it's the thought that counts!

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My husband is the one who needs it. He had to give up on contacts because he couldn't put them in. For my sister, it would be bacteria reduction. She didn't ask for the device but her engineer sister couldn't resist!
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Here's a video of another product for the purpose. It's similar to a gadget I used in the '70s which worked fine.

Contact Lens Applicators, Viewers and Removers--Handling Accessories to Simplify Inserting and Removing Soft Contact Lenses.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:18 PM   #15
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Another one here... vi amazon. This looks like it only works with soft lenses.

http://www.amazon.com/DMV-Soft-Conta...1097935&sr=1-2


This looks kind of painful to me, but the reviews are not too bad.

I am planning to get contacts next year for the very first time. I am thinking of getting the lenses with astigmatism and reading, and add a pair of glasses on top for the computer use. I don't know how well it will work, but that's what I am planning to talk to my eye doctor about. The thought of inserting/removing lenses has been giving me the willies since I've never done it before, but it's now to the point where I have to wear something other than computer glasses. I got a new pair of glasses with progressive lense but it's not woking out that well for me.

This thread made me realize that there are some tools available to ease the lense insertion/remove process, and I am glad.

Has anybody started using contacts in their later years like I am planning?
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I am planning to get contacts next year for the very first time. I am thinking of getting the lenses with astigmatism and reading, and add a pair of glasses on top for the computer use. I don't know how well it will work, but that's what I am planning to talk to my eye doctor about....
It didn't work for me the last time I tried in '82, it actually seemed to accentuate the astigmatism and I wore then only for special occasions; they were gas-permeable hard lenses. Assuming they've come a long way with the technology by now, I'm very curious to hear how you do with them but I probably will never try it again. PS, I wear thin, very expensive, no-line progressives now which do great at all distances.
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Joe,

If I were to get progressive lenses with long distance as a major part, I think it might have been OK, but I made progressive glasses, making the major part be for computer use (I guess it's either you make the middle part long distance or the middle part mid range distance and I made the middle part mid range since I was planning to use them for computer use.) and it just doesn't work as well as the regular single focal lense. I have two big monitors that span over 30 inches in width and with progressive lenses, I guess I have to move my head every time my eyes need to focus from one monitor to another. I just about went crazy doing that. With single focus, you just move your eye balls instead of your head, ya know. I gave my new progressive pair a try for two weeks; I took the pair back and they made a new pair - making the computer part of the lense bigger. I used the new pair for another two weeks, but still with the warped side views, I just couldn't do it.

Good the progressive was the answer for you. I hope I find mine.
I am really hoping my contact lense strategy will work for me. (Like you said, hopefully, the astigmatism contacts have improved since the early 80's... I know they come in soft lenses now and in the old days they could only do those in hard and I hope there are more improvements....)
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:31 PM   #18
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The order was processed and I received notice the devices went into the mail today. Looks like the shipment is coming to me (not sure what happened) so I'll get to see the device. I'll try the eye drop function.

I was emailed instructions which is a great idea instead of the seller printing them and jamming them into the box. I have attached them.

The company just emailed back that they would send another set of EyePods to my sister for free since the set meant for her is coming to me. Can't beat that!
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